Oglala Sioux fighter fired up for next matchup* by Brandon Ecoffey

PHOENIX –– It is fight week for Pine Ridge’s David “Bull Dawg” Michaud as he continues his run as a mixed martial artist under the banner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite the bright lights Michaud is more than ready to “walk in to the cage and get in a fist fight.” Continue reading

Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler is a fast-rising star By Brandon Ecoffey*

Finding accurate portrayals of Native people on any media format is often a difficult task to accomplish. In the world of sports where any deviation from the norm seems to be both a marketing opportunity and a chance to exploit, the Professional Golf Association has quietly employed two Native Americans as knowledgeable experts, unique personalities, and not as caricatures. Continue reading